By Mark C. Robinson
Wrangell Sentinel 

Departing wildlife trooper receives detachment's highest awards

 

January 24, 2024

Mark C. Robinson / Wrangell Sentinel

Alaska Wildlife Trooper Chadd Yoder (center) stands with detachment commander Capt. Derek DeGraaf (left) and director Col. Bernard Chastain (right) while receiving awards at a ceremony Jan. 18 at the Sourdough Lodge in Wrangell. Yoder will transfer to Ketchikan on March 30.

After two and a half years in Wrangell, Alaska Wildlife Trooper Chadd Yoder is preparing to transfer to Ketchikan. But before leaving, he received an unforgettable send-off from his fellow troopers.

Wildlife troopers from the division's Southern Detachment gathered Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Sourdough Lodge to honor their brethren with pins for years of service as well as awards in various categories. Anticipating that he would receive some sort of pin and a visit to his post from command staff for a farewell celebration, Yoder arrived with his wife Sabrina and their children Cyrus, Darius...



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